Nearly 1.9 million children under 15 were treated in emergency departments for sports-related injuries. Prevention of sports injuries is extremely important, especially for those who suffer frequent and common occurring injuries. There are a range of products and exercises to help prevent future injury.
Clive Woods, DO
Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery
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- How many children were treated for sports-related injuries in the U.S.?
What can cause hip problems?
Scott Martin, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answeredDespite its large size, the hip joint is susceptible to sudden injury from a blow or a fall, as well as from normal wear and tear. In younger people, it is often a sudden injury or collision that causes hip injury, although anatomical abnormalities and athletics can also play a role. As people age, the gradual erosion of the cartilage that coats and protects the joint can cause pain and immobility. In addition, the bone-thinning disease osteoporosis can also take a gradual toll, until a fall fractures the hip. About 76% of these fractures occur in women. For many hip problems, total hip replacement will be needed to bring pain relief and new mobility. But treatment depends on the cause of the problem, the person's age, and other individual factors.Helpful? 2 people found this helpful.
What sports have the lowest risk of injury?
Baseball and golf tend to have a lower number of injuries but all of our athletes are susceptible to some form of injury.
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